Earthquake shakes South Pacific and tsunami warning is issued

7.5 earthquake shakes New caledonia in the South Pacific, according to USGS An extensive tsunami warning has been issued for some coasts ...

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  • 7.5 earthquake shakes New caledonia in the South Pacific, according to USGS
  • An extensive tsunami warning has been issued for some coasts
  • The authorities remain alert to any emergency call

7.5 earthquake shake New Caledonia in the South Pacific, according to the USGS, for which a alert extensive tsunami, reported the news portal of CNN.

They announced that the danger of a tsunami is latent for islands of the South Pacific, however as the earthquake occurred far from land, the damage may not be as severe.

The risk remains for the coasts of Vanuatu, New Caledonia, American Samoa, Fiji, Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Wallis and Futuna, Tuvalu and Niue.

Image taken from Twitter @USGS_Quakes

It is estimated that the tsunami could manifest itself in the next few hours, so the authorities remain alert to any emergency call.

In addition, USGS authorities reported another 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Sumatra, Indonesia, so there is special attention for these earthquakes.

So far, the rescue and Civil Protection teams have not reported severe damage after the earthquake that occurred.

Lealtad Island and New Caledonia are part of the French community named after the last territory. This area is in the archipelago of Oceania.

A call is made for the public as the waves can become dangerous if the tsunami occurs in the following hours.

In these areas of the earthquake in the South Pacific, they are frequent and have generated tsunami alerts, so on this occasion the immediate reaction protocols were activated, however, so far no victims or severe damage from the earthquake have been reported. presented a few minutes ago in the area mentioned.

Just at the end of January, a 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific off Panama on Friday, causing power outages in a coastal town, according to preliminary reports. No casualties were reported at the moment.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the earthquake occurred at 8:14 a.m. on January 29, local time, with its epicenter 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) west of Puerto Armuelles, on the border with Costa Rica, a seismic zone.

The earthquake was felt strong in Chiriquí and other neighboring provinces, according to media reports. The Telemetro channel, citing the electric power company, said on its website that the Puerto Armuelles sector suffered blackouts.

Chiriquí firefighters reported that they were touring the province after the earthquake. The USGS reported an aftershock of 4.7 in that area nine minutes later.

Apparently everything was a simple scare, so that only the vigilance applied in this type of natural phenomenon was maintained, which unleashes panic among the population, since the movement of the earth is very strong.

Filed Under: South Pacific Earthquake

Image taken from Twitter @AP

On January 23, two almost simultaneous tremors of different magnitudes were felt in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica and in central Chile, shook buildings in the country’s capital, no casualties or material damage were reported.

An earthquake of magnitude seven shook the South Shetland Islands in Antarctica and simultaneously one of 5.8 according to preliminary information shook the buildings of Santiago de Chile and north and south of the country.

The earthquake began with a slight movement that suddenly became a strong shake of short duration.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS, for its acronym in English), reported that the earthquake of magnitude 6.9 with an epicenter was recorded in the South Shetland Islands in Antarctica, at a depth of 9.6 kilometers.

With information from AP

Filed Under: South Pacific Earthquake

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